Today is National Alzheimer’s Day. Although my dad’s form of dementia is slightly different, I’m still pleased that the condition is getting a bit of publicity and hopefully people will become more aware of dementia.
As we’re living longer and have an ageing population, I think that in the future more and more people are going to find their lives touched by it. And it’s important to talk about it and share coping strategies, because frankly having a parent with dementia can be absolutely heartbreaking at times and talking to someone who’s been there can really, really help you cope.
Fitting, too, that today is visit day. Actually, I’m due a rough one – but, hey. I had two nice ones on the trot, and that’s pretty good going. And I do at least have my guitar lesson this morning to chill me out first.